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  1. Updates for Thursday 9 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live today. Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Mild night ahead

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    An exceptionally mild night with a couple of spots of drizzle.

    Lows of 15C (59F).

  3. Your pictures: Furry friend in Heanor

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Check out this little fella spotted in Heanor earlier.

    Squirrel Heanor

    It's from one of our Weather Watchers.

    Share your pictures on the Weather Watchers website, send us an email or post on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

  4. Artist's impression of student flats in Derby released

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The new student flats on Cathedral Road, Derby: Artist's impression and reality.

    But which is which?!

    Student flats Derby
  5. Rams new assistant manager on first week

    BBC Derby Sport

    Chris Powell said: "This almost feels like a head-start for us."

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby County's new assistant manager reflects on his first week in the job
  6. East Midlands hospitals fail to meet A&E targets

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    April A&E figures of patients admitted or sent home within four hours. Target is 95%.

    • Leicester 81.2% 
    • Nottingham 75.6%  
    • Derby 88.1% 
  7. Review over toddler murder delayed

    The results of a review into the death of Burton toddler Ayeeshia Jane Smith have been delayed for several months.

    Kathryn Smith, 23, was sentenced to 24 years for the murder of the 21-month-old in April. 

    Ayeeshia Jane Smith

    Chris Cook, chair of Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board, said it was now clear that examining all the evidence from the criminal trial would take longer than expected.

    "I understand the need for answers as this has been an extremely distressing case but it is important we give it the time it deserves to ensure the final report is as robust and fully informed as possible," he said.

  8. Derby woman who groomed teen denied jail-term cut

    Derby Telegraph

    A married mother who was caged for grooming a 13-year-old boy for sex deserves every day of her jail term, top judges have ruled.

  9. Rams: Pearson reflects on first week

    BBC Derby Sport

    The new Derby County boss said: "Expectations will be high. We have to be able to deal with that."

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby County's new manager reflects on his first week in the job
  10. Travel: A610 lights out

    BBC Travel

    Traffic lights have failed just over the Nottinghamshire border in Nuthall on the A610.

  11. Your pictures: Ladybower from the sky

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live


    Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District as seen from 2,500ft in a light aircraft.

    Ladybower Reservoir

    Thanks to Weather Watcher, absolute shower.  

  12. Toyota mulling legal action over Brexit logo

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Burnaston-based Toyota is considering a legal complaint over Vote Leave's use of its company logo and trademarks.

    Quote Message: Toyota does not wish to enter the campaign and we fully respect that whether to remain or to leave the European Union (EU) is for the British people to decide. So we strongly object to this unauthorised use of our brand and the use of our name in the Vote Leave campaign. Furthermore, Toyota has already stated that 'we believe continued British membership of the EU is best for our operations and their long term competitiveness'." from Toyota statement
    Toyota statement
  13. Plans for new Alton Towers ride submitted

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Alton Towers could be getting its first new rollercoaster since the Smiler.

    And there's something quite different about it - it's wooden!


    Full plans have been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the ride called, Secret Weapon 8.

  14. JCB boss in favour of Brexit

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The boss of East Staffordshire-based JCB has told his 6,500 staff he'll be voting to leave the EU. 

    Lord Bamford said in a letter that leaving wouldn't mean the company would stop trading with Europe but he says Britain can "stand on its own two feet". 

    He went on to say how his employees vote is a matter for them but he has urged them to turn out on 23 June.

    Lord Bamford

    In March, JCB's parent company BMW emailed UK car workers at Rolls-Royce and Mini over "risks" of a vote to leave the EU.

  15. Missing: Police 'extremely concerned' over girl, 15

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Have you seen missing Taylar Hutchins?

    The 15-year-old, who was living in Leicestershire until recently, was last seen in Alfreton.

    Police said they believe she is with a man she knows, who picked her up in his vehicle.

    Taylar Hurchins
  16. M1 lorry fire: Picture

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the view from the Highways England camera on the M1 of the HGV fire on the slip road at junction 29A.

    M1 HGV fire